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A Very Savvy Secret

Savvy secrets photoHave you ever struggled to put on a bracelet that is a chain that just keeps slipping off your wrist as you attempt to latch the clasp?   Read more

DIY Taco Seasoning

IMG_2866This is so easy to make yourself and so much cheaper than the packages of taco seasoning sold in the grocery store.   Read more

A Must Read For Girls!

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For those of you with daughters or grand daughters…. Read more

Well Done!

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Mini Fruit Pies Made Easy

MasonJarLidPiesHeader-750x364We came across this simple and smart way to make up a batch of some mini fruit pies using mason jar lids.  These would be perfect for your next get together or maybe just for your family to enjoy this weekend.   Read more

Food For Thought


Maya Angelou once said, “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love.” Read more

Simple Substitutions – Eggs

Eggs-2Ever had one of those times when you are ready to bake something and realize you are out of eggs?  Or maybe you would like to make something that calls for eggs but you, or a family member are allergic to eggs? We have a great substitution for you!   Read more

Teach Your Children Well – 6

Version 2In order to teach our children anything, they have to first know how much we love them.   Read more

Well Done!


In the second grade, this child made a promise to God and he certainly fulfilled it. Read more

Gratitude and joy!


Your Two Chums are so very grateful for the cleansing Easter message of hope and renewal. Read more

Easter Egg Casserole

IMG_2544Easter Brunch is always a fun way to celebrate the holiday with family and friends.  And we’ve got an easy and delicious dish that everyone will love.  It just happens to be gluten-free too!   Read more

“Tie” Dyeing Your Eggs

There are all kinds of ways to color or decorate Easter eggs.  The one we have for you today was the top Easter egg decorating segment of all time on the Martha Stewart show.  This method came from the great grandmother of one of Martha Stewarts staff members. Read more

Well Done!


When you are given an opportunity to do good, to be generous, no matter what the circumstance, take it! Read more

Celebrating Macarons

Macarons-at-Bottega-Louis-e1405231178355Yesterday was officially “Macaron Day”.  Who decides these things anyway? But we think any day (and everyday) is a good day for macarons! Read more

From Caterpillars To Butterflies!


Always wanting to share the good that we find, here is a super idea! Read more

Homemade Irish Cream

IMG_1938What could be better for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day then your own delicious and homemade Irish Cream Liqueur?   Read more

Colcannon Soup

If you happen to be Irish or have anyone Irish in your family you might know what colcannon is.  If not, we are happy to explain.  Everyone knows about the Irish and how they love their potatoes.  And why not?   Read more

Irish Oatmeal Bread

IMG_2356St. Patrick’s Day is coming in a couple of days.  We tend to think of St. Patrick’s Day food in terms of dinner.  But we all eat breakfast on St. Patrick’s Day too. Read more

Happy Birthday, Mr. Einstein!

“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former”    – A. Einstein

 On this day in 1879, Albert Einstein was born. Born to a Jewish electrical engineer in Ulm, Germany, Einstein’s theories of special and general relativity, as we know, drastically altered, and continue to alter, man’s view of the universe.  We feel sure there is more to learn from this amazing gentleman!

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A Special Dinner


Last night, for the first time in over twenty years, the Canadian Prime Minister and his wife were entertained at the White House with a State Dinner Read more

Scandinavian Almond Bars

IMG_2183Do you like the flavor of almond? Want a recipe for something quick, easy, and sweet?  You can’t go wrong with these!   Read more

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

When you last went to a Chinese restaurant and were handed chopsticks… Read more

The Lady In Red

tumblr_inline_o3mylbQNco1tmw12j_1280Nancy Reagan, who died Sunday at age 94, loved sequins, fur, and, perhaps most memorably, the color red. Read more

Label It

DSCN8722It may not be Spring quite yet but it is coming VERY soon!  So we thought we would give you something to help you organize and get a jump on Spring cleaning 🙂 Read more

Nutella Cookies

IMG_1968Would you believe these yummy cookies have just 3 ingredients?   Read more

The Star-Spangled Banner


The Star-Spangled Banner is simply a part of the United States’ tapestry.  BUT, Read more



As you well know, your Two Chums feel very strongly about how the very simple act of being grateful can change your life.  We could not help but stop to read this wonderful message and want to share it with you. Read more

All Tied Up

scarfThere are more ways to tie a scarf than you may ever have realized! Read more

Leap Year!

leap-day-facts-calendar-paA complete orbit of the earth around the sun takes exactly 365.2422 days to complete, but the Gregorian calendar uses 365 days.  So leap seconds – and leap years – are added as a means of keeping our clocks (and calendars) in sync with the Earth and its seasons.

It happens every 4 years, but have you ever asked yourself why the extra day in those leap years falls in February? Read more

A Huge Celebration!


40 kisses!

40 smiles!

40 red roses!

40 balloons!

What do all of these suggest? Read more

Oscar Night Dinner

chasens01Arguably, one of the most frequented, if not THE most frequented, restaurant by the Hollywood elite of days gone by, was Chasen’s.  Ronald Reagan even proposed to his wife Nancy in Booth #2.

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The Fashion Schlub

fashion-schlub-plus-size-fashion-blog-1We all have those days when we feel out of sink with ourselves.  Those days (or sometimes weeks or even whole lives) where we feel frumpy and fat and just don’t like how we look in anything. Read more

Oh Goodness! The Elizabeth Line!

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 23: Queen Elizabeth visits the new Crossrail Bond street station which is still under construction on February 23, 2016 in London, England. The Queen unveiled the new roundel for the Crossrail line that is to be renamed the "Elizabeth line" from December 2018 when the line opens to passengers in the capital. (Photo by Richard Pohle - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – FEBRUARY 23: Queen Elizabeth visits the new Crossrail Bond street station which is still under construction on February 23, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Richard Pohle – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The London Underground, commonly known as “The Tube”, is one of the oldest such things in the world and on Tuesday… Read more

Savvy Secrets For Keeping Your Kitchen Clean

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Lauren Smith for Good Housekeeping came up with these ten really helpful ideas for keeping your kitchen in a tidy, clean state. Read more

Happy Teenagers

teen1_zps9850f1c1To some this will sound like an oxymoron.  It doesn’t have to be.  In fact it shouldn’t be.  But teen years can be very challenging for parents.  Just how can you raise happy teenagers?  We found some GREAT advice! Read more

19 Lessons She Learned By 19


We came across this article by Haley Cohn and thought that you would all be interested in reading it. Read more

Celebrating The Positive


Is this being Pollyanna? Read more

Making Dinner Matter

ronald-reagan-quoteIn a recent video experiment a group of adults were asked the question,  “If you could have dinner with anyone living or dead, who would it be?”  Then their children were asked the same question. Read more

Going To College – Well Done!

160210110737-kids-group-rio-vista-elementary-780x439It is a huge gift for anyone to help someone they know to pay for college, but what about when someone decides to work a little longer to pay for a whole class of children he doesn’t even know to go to college?   Read more

10 Words and Phrases Popularized by Presidents


Today, being the day that we celebrate the US Presidents, we thought it would be fun to look at 10 words and phrases that have been popularized by Presidents.  Read more

Einstein on Love


The day of love is around the corner but………….. what exactly is love? Read more

Valentine’s Cheesecake

IMG_0228A picture is worth a thousand words as they say. Can’t you just taste the sweet, creamy goodness?!   Read more

A Korean Glow

What do Korean women (and men) know about how to get and keep a healthy glow?   Read more

Keep Your Cakes “Light”

Blush-rose-cake-e1367375566256Are you planning to make  Valentine’s Day cake and have dark cake pans that seem to make the outside of your layer cakes darker than you would like? Read more

Happy New Year – Chinese New Year, That Is!


Today, there are great celebrations taking place amongst all of the Chinese population all over the world. Read more

Chinese Garlic Noodles

IMG_1329Chinese New Year is Monday.  Need something easy and yummy to make for your celebration?  We’ve got that! Read more

Savvy Secrets For Your Freezer?

Savvy secrets photoOur dear chum Jennifer, recently sent us a list of some unexpected ways to use your freezer. Your freezer has more ability to be of service to you than just keeping ice or ice cream frozen.   Read more

Tennis, Anyone?


As Queen Elizabeth II nears her 90th birthday, she is relinguishing some of her royal responsibilities and passing them on down to some of the younger royals. Read more

Did We See A Groundhog’s Shadow?


Yes, today is the day that, when historically, we look for the groundhog to foretell the weather.  So… Read more

Harry To The Rescue – Well Done!

prince-harry-2-435Anna Pollack, a Royal Air Force medic who happens to be wheelchair bound, got so much needed help from an unlikely source a couple of days ago. Read more

Fix It Or Trash It?

IMG_1148Do you have something broken you should throw away but can’t quite bring yourself to do it?   Read more

Free Gift With Purchase


Have you ever received a “gift with purchase”?  Well… Read more

To Zoe – From Savannah

It is hard to have a friend move away…not a particularly happy time, but this event sparked a happy idea. Read more

Hair Dryer Savvy Secrets

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Holy smokes!  Look at what Bob Vila of Yahoo has shared!  All of the ways we can use our hair dryer (beyond the obvious). Read more

When Life Gives You Lemons…

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Celebrate!  You have something really special on your hands…or in your kitchen.  We’ve got some uses for lemons you may never have known.   Read more

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake Joy!

CupcakeHow could you pass this up?   Read more

Out With The Old…In With The New

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Thinking about making some interior decorating changes?   Read more

Little Free Library

Little Free Libraries are popping up all over.  The Wall Street Journal proclaims, “Little Free Library is a Global Sensation!” Read more

Radish Envy

Reviewing the list of health benefits and possible ways to enjoy the daikon radish, one might think it is the envy of the veggie world 🙂 Read more

Martin Luther King


Celebrations today are being conducted to remember the great Martin Luther King.  We found some interesting facts on one of our favorite sites, that we thought you would enjoy. Read more

Start The New Year With Kindness


Isn’t it great when we find a company that practices wonderful customer service?
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Start Your New Year Clean With Savvy Secrets!

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Thanks to, we have some great Savvy Secrets for you – all about keeping clean! Read more

Start Your New Year Warm And Chocolatey

IMG_0693When the days are cold, something warm and chocolatey is always welcome 🙂   Read more

Start Your New Year Soft

x354-q80Doesn’t everyone love the feel of a shirt that has been washed so many times that it feels soft and really comfy? Read more

Start Your Year With, You Guessed It……Gratitude!


As you no doubt know, your Two Chums feel that the expression of gratitude in life ……. Read more

Start Your New Year With Celebration!


Catherine Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, will be celebrated tomorrow!  Her birthday will be one, no doubt, of sweet celebration with her family and dear friends. Read more

Start Your New Year Sweet

IMG_0479No hype here….new year or anytime, this is THE BEST tea cake, we’ve ever eaten! Read more

Start Your New Year By Helping


Tippi Hedren in 1966. (Photo: Getty Images)

Your Two Chums always love to share a good piece that they find in the news and this one is no exception!  Certainly, this lady, Tippi Hedren, helped many many! Read more

Start Your New Year Clean!

There are products and remedies for every kind of laundry issue you can imagine.  We’ve got a simple chart to make getting, and staying,, clean in 2016, easy peasy! Read more

Teach Your Children Well -Part 5

1The holidays are over and for some of us this is when the let down and fatigue of all the activities of the season set in.  We are just plain tired. With very little “margin” for the frustration of accidents or bad behavior, our patience can be worn very thin.  Here are some things to consider as you are interacting with those little ones who sometimes are the reason for your frustration. Read more

Happy New Year!


As the amazing inspirational writer Helen Steiner Rice said: Read more

Here’s To A “Cheesy” New Year

wedge-of-cheese-cut-from-wheelWell not really!  While we wouldn’t want your actually new year to be cheesy, it wouldn’t hurt if the dips you ate to bring it in were 🙂 Read more



Your Two Chums are reminded of the importance of “sparkle”. Read more

New Year – New Complexion

turmeric-skin-mask-2-300x227The new year is right around the corner. It never hurts to have something you can use at home to start the new year off with a brighter, healthier looking complexion 🙂 Read more

No Christmas in Massachusetts?


Even when compared to Ebenezer Scrooge, the Puritans who ruled the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the 1600s were downright Grinchian. Not only were the Puritans contemptuous of Christmas, they outlawed public celebration of the Yuletide holiday for an entire generation.

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Merry Christmas

manger-and-animalsMerry Christmas from your Two Chums and… Read more

A New Orleans Christmas

Every region of this country has customs and traditions that are unique, especially when it comes to food.  But you would be hard pressed to find any that would be more delicious than a New Orleans Christmas Dinner. Read more

Christmas Trees – Cupcake “Trees”

3 treesIf you are looking for a last minute dessert for your Christmas feast we’ve got a fun, easy and tasty one for you today 🙂 Read more

Don’t Forget The Cookies and Milk for Santa!


This Thursday night, millions of little girls and boys, before they get tucked into bed, will go to the fridge and pour a glass of milk and then find some cookies to put on a plate. Read more

Tis The Season For EggNog

12.09.11_FA_EggnogWe aren’t sure why it is that this flavorful drink makes an appearance only during the holidays but we know we are glad it does. Read more

Meringue “Mushrooms”

1 (7) These are a delightful surprise.  They actually look like real mushrooms but a sweet and delicious bite that also happen to be gluten free. Read more

Meringues Will Be Here Very Shortly!

Stay tuned, our dear chums!  The meringue mushrooms are waiting to be published.  They should be up very shortly!

Buche Noel – Christmas Yule Log


The French call this classic dessert Buche Noel.  The English call it a Yule Log.  We just call it DELICIOUS! Read more

Take A Moment

Clouds reflecting in Loch Alsh, seen from Eilean Donan castle, in the Scottish Highlands

          Clouds reflecting in Loch Alsh, seen from Eilean Donan castle, in the Scottish Highlands

With just over a week until Christmas day, we feel impelled to remind you to take a moment to …. Read more

Creative Ways to Give Money


Want to give someone you love money or a gift card for Christmas but want a creative way to give it?  We found some really fun ideas! Read more

Napkin “Trees”

FR9G9S2I3THE9GP.MEDIUMHere is a really fun way to take an ordinary napkin and fold it into a “tree” for your Christmas table. Read more

Little Acorns

1 (5)You may need a fun and easy little bite of something sweet to make this holiday season. We’ve got just the thing for you…some little acorns 🙂 Read more

Well Done Chuck Williams!

CVgasVjUkAAMrUyYou may not recognize the person in this photo, but if you cook at all, or know someone who does, you have no doubt visited one of his shops.   Read more

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things!


As you no doubt know, your Two Chums love the website and found some fun information there today. Read more

Kindling The Lights

1 (2)Last night was the second night of the 8 day celebration of Hanukkah.  I feel very fortunate and blessed to be able to celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas with my family.   Read more

Picking The Perfect Tree


If you have not yet got your Christmas tree, here are some really useful points to consider.  They are in an article by Lizbeth Scordo of Yahoo Parenting and we felt sure you would appreciate it. Read more

Favorite Things – Provocalips

hwthumb.aspThough we gave you a preview of this yesterday, today we want to tell you all about it 🙂 Read more

Favorite Things – Provocalips

hwthumb.aspWe rarely endorse a product, but we when we find a really great one, we just have to share it with our chums! Read more

Well Done!

This undated photograph released by the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial shows World War II, United States Army Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds. Edmonds is being posthumously recognized with "Righteous Among the Nations" Israel's highest honor for non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during World War II. He's the first American serviceman to earn the honor. (Courtesy of Yad Vashem via AP)

Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds

Seventy years ago, during World War II, Sgt. Roddie Edmonds saved the lives of many Jewish people. Read more

Savvy Secrets – Holiday Decorating

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Oh my gosh – we found these wonderful, what we call, “Savvy Secrets” from Jenny Chang on Buzz Feed and just HAD to share them with you. Read more

Teach Your Children Well -Part 4

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In the midst of some of the busy-ness and craziness of the holiday season, with so much to do, take a minute to remember your most important job is how you interact with the young ones in your life. Read more

Happy Birthday, Sir Winston!


Our gratitude continues into this week (and forever, for that matter) and, today being the day that Sir Winston Churchill was born, 141 years ago, we are celebrating his life and feeling immensely grateful for all that he did for the world. Read more

A Twist On Leftovers

5a420e31-67c5-4e78-ab82-de08921ae58fThere will be football all weekend and no doubt leftover turkey.  Here’s a”twist” on how to serve what’s left of that Thanksgiving bird 🙂 Read more

Giving Thanks!

We set aside this day to remember all our blessings…. Read more

Thanksgiving’s Favorite Guest- Pies!

img_9312We thought just in case you were still trying to decide what to make for dessert tomorrow we would give you our favorite choices for pies! Read more

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